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Q-Sensor Will Tell you How Stressed You Are

The Massachusetts based Company Affectiva developed a special watch-like sensor which measures emotional arousal via skin conductance that grows higher during states such as excitement, attention or anxiety and lower during states such as boredom or relaxation.   Q-Sensor There ...

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Shining a Light on Diabetes

Shining a Light on Diabetes

Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently advanced a major step towards minimizing pain and inconvenience for patients with type 1 diabetes. Such people must keep a careful eye on their blood glucose levels, and therefore they are required to ...

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Rapid Recharge Improves Electric Vehicles

Rapid Recharge Improves Electric Vehicles

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently demonstrated a rapid-recharging system, designed to improve electric vehicles’ operation. Their project aims to change public perceptions about the practicality of such vehicles.   MIT Electric Vehicle Team member Radu Gogoana works ...

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Personal Cushion of Air

Personal Cushion of Air

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have recently designed a solution that could help the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration finalize one of its spacecraft. The project, named Orion, was delayed due to trouble with the mechanism responsible ...

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Pushing Ions Through Carbon Nanotubes

Pushing Ions Through Carbon Nanotubes

A research team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently observed for the first time ever single ions traveling through a tiny carbon-nanotube channel. This achievement could lead to various industrial developments, including extremely sensitive detectors and new water-desalination system. ...

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Toward Greener Chemistry

Toward Greener Chemistry

A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has recently announced a new, safer method to handle phosphorus – a chemical element which is a critical ingredient in fertilizers, pesticides, detergents, and other industrial and household chemicals. Their ...

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Improving Wireless Location-Detection Systems

Improving Wireless Location-Detection Systems

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing innovative techniques to improve existing methods used in location-detection systems. Unlike Global Positioning Systems (GPS), their project utilizes wireless devices in a whole new manner, offering potential applications new ways to ...

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Matter and Antimatter May Behave Differently

Matter and Antimatter May Behave Differently

A team made up of physicists from several institutions has recently found evidence regarding the behavior of matter and antimatter. Their study, dealing with neutrinos and anti-neutrinos, tries to explain the dominance of matter (unlike antimatter) in our universe.   ...

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Automating Common Computer Tasks

Automating Common Computer Tasks

Researchers at the Massachusetts Information of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts have developed a new system that learns and automates common computer tasks. Unlike macros which blindly repeat specific pre-programmed tasks, the new MIT system, called KarDo, can extrapolate the meaning ...

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The Aerosol Conundrum

The Aerosol Conundrum

Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have recently discovered a new reason for Earth’s warming. Apparently, aerosols are not only responsible for Earth’s cooling, but they make our planet warmer. Since human activity partially creates these particles, the new ...

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